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Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya)

Near the Zambian/Zimbabwean border, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: "The smoke that thunders" is a local name for Africa's most famous waterfall thundering over a 100m-high cliff.
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Kailua Village, Hawaii, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure you bring a raincoat as you will get wet. We used brown ponchos given to us by our guide and they didn't work too well. We were drenched underneath. Plastic ones would have worked better. The falls themselves are simply amazing. Photos don't do it justice, you have to be there to really see it. We did a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Incredible setting both on the ground and from the helicopter. Can be very wet especially further down. Feels great on a warm day. Protect your camera with a plastic bag.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had the privilege of doing the helicopter tour of the falls first....then did a walking tour. Perfect combo. From the air, you can grasp the size and immensity of the falls. From the ground, you can only marvel as you walk through mist, rainbows, and listen to the roar of the water....

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Great Falls, Virginia
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44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Falls are the main reason to go to Victoria Falls, and they make the somewhat onerous travel well worth the effort. We were lucky that there had been recent rain in the area. As a result, the falls were full. Rainbows are everywhere. Expect to to get drenched from the mist even if you wear the provided poncho. We... More

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Most people include the Victoria Falls as part of their Zim, Botswana or Zambia safari, in fact South Africa markets Vic Falls as their own, as part of South Africa!! The entrance fee to the Victoria Falls is expensive - US$30 per visit. Sadly its not per day, so if you visit the falls in the morning and want to... More

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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One major recommendation- spend the money for the helicopter ride. The views from the air are spectacular, you don't get wet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing trip, but my advise is to wear swimwear under clothing, take a waterproof coat and wear plastic flip flops!

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Make sure you get a guide!!!! You won't want to miss anything. You will get wet so make sure you are prepared, but well worth it.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

more mist than falls, it is worth seeing once but that is enough. you can't see the base only the top third so it is better seen from the air than close up.

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New York City, New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Falls are a must see as part of any safari to Kruger. Combined with two or three night at the Victoria Falls Hotel, this area of Zimbabwe is a visual delight.

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